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Old July 1st, 2007, 04:31 AM   #1
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24p / 25p Low Light Scene Settings

The events I shoot are mostly low light affairs. Having recently got myself a DVX100E (PAL) I would like to shoot progressive but concerned about the light issue, I've played around with the scene settings but not really made any progress in getting a decent picture in low light.

What do you tweak??

BTW, I'm planning on shooting 25p with a 25 shutter speed (the PAL model has these rates) to match my DVC30 which will be on 25 shutter also.
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Old July 1st, 2007, 07:49 AM   #2
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The first thing you want to do is limit your gain to about 12db or you will have a very noisy picture. If your camera has gain on automatic, it will turn up the gain too high in low-light situations.
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 06:14 AM   #3
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Thanks Marcus, gain is adjusted automatically in progressive mode so I take it you're referring to the max limit in menus options, I was assuming 12 would be too high and was going to keep it below this..
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